The mighty Mars rovers : the incredible adventures of spirit and opportunity
171017s2012 nyua crb 001 0 eng
|aThe mighty Mars rovers |bthe incredible adventures of spirit and opportunity |cby Elizabeth Rusch.
|aNew York |bHoughton Mifflin Books for Children|c2012.
|a79 p. |bcol. ill. |c23 x 28 cm.
|aScientists in the field series
|aOriginally published in hardcover, 2012.
|aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
|aAn edge-of-your-seat adventure story about the relentless team who gave us our first in-depth look at the Martian landscape. Filled with awesome pictures from NASA and the author's personal collection, this is a stellar addition to the Scientists in the Field series about the planet, Mars.
The Mighty Mars Rovers tells the greatest space robot adventure of all time--one of the most successful space explorations ever undertaken.On June 10, 2003, a little rover named Spirit blasted off on a rocket headed for Mars. A month later, a twin rover named Opportunity soared through the solar system with the same mission: to find out if Mars ever had water that could have supported life. They were expected to last no more than three months on the frigid, harsh planet. Instead, they explored the red planet for years.Packed with full-color photos, this 80-page book is a thrilling addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, told through the eyes--and heart--of Steven Squyres, the lead scientist on the mission.This suspenseful page-turner captures the hair-raising human emotions felt during the adventures with two tough rovers.